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Reuters shed light on new tourism activity: summer cruise to the North Sea's oil rigs

Reuters shed light on new tourism activity: summer cruise to the North Sea's oil rigs

Reuters revealed that tourists bored with palm-fringed beaches and turquoise seas have an alternative option: the gigantic oil platforms of the North Sea, usually known for its cold and storms. The first ever “rig-spotting” cruise recently ended off the coast of Norway, and those onboard the four-day trip said it was jawdropping. “I couldn’t believe that these big buildings could be made,” said passenger Kari Somme, after seeing Statoil’s Troll A platform - the heaviest structure ever moved by mankind - towering 650 feet above the surface of the sea.


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